Family Law Legal Expert, Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf

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Meet the legal expert,  Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf

advice-child-maintenance-child-custody-divorceIf you are not part of the legal fraternity (paralegal, attorney or advocate), Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf is a lawyer, more specific an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, or as sometimes referred by others, a Barrister. He was admitted as an advocate, and practised as such for the past 14 years.

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Legal Experience

He is quite educated in the law, holding a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) and a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree on his back, both from the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. His Masters Degree was in Constitutional Litigation and the courses that he completed were International Environmental Law and Constitutional Criminal Justice. His mini—thesis was entitled “A right to protected rivers: An analysis of the fulfilment of the State’s Constitutional obligation to take reasonable legislative and other measures that promote the conservation and secure the sustainable use of rivers in South Africa.”

Legal Specialisation

As for his current practicing of law, he specialises in litigation and complicated legal issues. Therefore, legal problem solving is his game. The nature of litigation could either be commercial, criminal, constitutional or family, to mention a few. If you however ask him what his forte is as an advocate, he would answer the application of constitutional, or human rights Law into the various laws that he practices. Sounds confusing? We know.

He has however formed part of the development of child support / maintenance law, on a constitutional basis, and has a wealth of experiences in family law.

DID YOU KNOW: Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf was the advocate who won a groundbreaking case for his client. Because of this case, it is now  possible to claim maintenance from paternal grandparents of children born out of wedlock?. This was not possible for over 80 years. The relevant case is Petersen v Maintenance Officer Simon’s Town Maintenance Court and Others 2004 2 SA 56 (C) 381

DID YOU ALSO KNOW: Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf was an advocate in a an important constitutional case. This was where the Cape High Court confirmed the extensive powers of the Maintenance Court, which includes interdicting pension funds. The relevant case is Soller v Maintenance Magistrate, Wynberg and Others 2006 2 SA 66 (C) 2006 446.


Attorney Referrals

As an Advocate, his work comes to him via attorneys. If you ask why, the client has to first go to an attorney with his or her problem, and then the attorney instructs the advocate if necessary under the circumstances, or if the client persists. Of course this is still the supposed to be practice in South Africa. No doubt, this will change soon. However, for now, if you require his legal assistance as an advocate, you have to make use of an attorney. Therefore if you however require the assistance of an attorney, depending on the nature of your matter, we can refer you to a specific one.

Court Experiences

Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf’s legal experiences ranges from Magistrates Court, Civil, Criminal, and maintenance and Domestic Violence matters to High Court Litigation. For this reason, he applied in practice, various laws, which includes amongst others, family, commercial, constitutional, delictual, contractual and criminal. In conclusion, he is the right man for the job.



View some of the articles written by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf by clicking on this links:

Child Maintenance | Child Support Service – Applications, Increase or Reductions




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